Britain’s 2 most famous 19th century murder cases before Jack the Ripper also, remarkably, took place in Whitechapel. You’ll see where these occurred and you’re even shown where one of the supposed murderers was buried under a local crossroads! You also see the the Jack the Ripper murder site that Ripper tours always omit (Liz Stride, Berner Street). There’s also time to reflect on why Whitechapel produced such famous murders. You also see where the Cable Street Riot, otherwise known as the Battle of Cable Street took place and see the huge, amazing wall mural that tells its story. You also see the places where the Siege of Sidney Street and an infamous murder by the Krays took place, again remarkably, all in the same area.
And please note that this walk takes place in an area that is not, unlike some parts of Whitechapel, under construction works at the moment. This walk takes you through a fascinating part of the Old East End, through narrow Victorian streets and past old warehouses etc.
Start Walk: Shadwell station
Finish Walk: Whitechapel underground station or Blind Beggar pub
Shorter Walk alternative – same start and finish points but a shorter route